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#10879018 - 05/28/15 04:38 PM Lower units and fishing line...
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 12947
Loc: Emory, Texas
Lost my L/U Sat. mid-day in the Legends tournament coming out of Penson.
Got the call today from Service marine to come pick Big Red up to the tune of $4150.00

Apparently, I'm not pulling the prop off and inspecting it for fishing line around the shaft..
Honestly, until now I really hadn't thought about it that much, I will be going forward I assure you that.
Insurance picked up 3300 of the bill the rest is mine, reckon I'll be buying a box of cotter pins and pulling my prop about every 3rd-4th trip out.
It's the little things that turn into big things that gets me? Fishing line on my pro shaft cut the seal allowing the L/U oil to leak out... Seriously hammer
Just a little FYI, so a little thing won't become a BIG thing..
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#10879060 - 05/28/15 04:54 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
Lee in Texas Offline
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OUCH!! That's a hard lesson to learn. Thanks for passing along the information.
Going to check and see what I have to do and how often on my little 90PH
God Bless
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#10879153 - 05/28/15 05:39 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
MATT REGAN Offline
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Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 298
Loc: FORT WORTH
go get a clip from Steve and be done with those damn cotter pins

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#10879180 - 05/28/15 05:53 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
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Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 59901
Loc: Computer
I pull mine almost every trip. I use a McGard Propeller Lock on mine.

At a minimum I look through the hub for line.
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#10879241 - 05/28/15 06:18 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
wanna be Offline
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Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 105
Loc: Red Oak,Texas
ok i just purchesed a 200 used but new too me boat where do i look for fishing line and where do i look for cotter pin.

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#10879243 - 05/28/15 06:18 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
wanna be Offline
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Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 105
Loc: Red Oak,Texas
sorry 2000 model boat not 200. noidea

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#10879251 - 05/28/15 06:22 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
MV Online   content
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 3754
Loc: richardson tx usa
check your trolling motor too

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#10879276 - 05/28/15 06:31 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
Mark Perry Online   content


Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 48498
Loc: Point Reyes
I was pleasantly surprised when I realized the Pro XS I repowered with had no cotter pins on prop shaft. Makes it one less step to go through.
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#10879330 - 05/28/15 06:55 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
whatsaweighin Online   content
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Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 15332
Loc: Aledo
I never check mine.

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#10879347 - 05/28/15 07:05 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
pro dirt raker Offline
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Registered: 11/05/10
Posts: 100
Pulled a bunch off my trolling motor the other day, may be time to check the big motor.

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#10879378 - 05/28/15 07:19 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
Kevin D. Offline
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Registered: 04/10/15
Posts: 100
Loc: Richmond, TX
Interesting. One more thing to add to the to-do list.
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#10879463 - 05/28/15 08:13 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
The EXACT same thing happened to my buddy 2 summers ago. The next day I went out to check out mine and it had a ton of line in it, but i caught it in time. Check it often guys, the amount of line in mine was shocking.

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#10879529 - 05/28/15 08:44 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
Alex K. Online   content
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Registered: 07/19/04
Posts: 5054
Loc: Hurst, TX
Sorry to hear that Billy. A while back I was on Arlington idling into the discharge cove. 3 guys in a small boat were tied up to that pole in the middle of the little slough you have to go through. They saw me coming for quite a while. I idled past and waved. As soon as I passed them they started yelling at me. Sure enough, went over their lines and had braid wrapped all around prop. Took the prop off at the shop and let it sit for a couple days. Luckly it didn't tear the seal but you never know. I bet it's one of the top causes of LU failure.

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#10879533 - 05/28/15 08:46 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
DedShort Offline
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Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 1892
Loc: Decatur, TX
It happened to me a few years ago on vacation at Lake Ouachita. What did the final damage was braid. I check mine periodically now.
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#10879534 - 05/28/15 08:46 PM Re: Lower units and fishing line... [Re: RedSkeeter]
jlp1 Offline
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Registered: 11/11/05
Posts: 273
Loc: Garland
You just reminded me to check mine.

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